I have a 1998 Maytag Neptune Front Load Washer. It recently makes a very very loud sound in the spin cycle, even louder in the max extract cycle. Everything else is normal besides this loud sound. Should I have it looked at by a service tech.
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No, I'll tell you before forking out $ $ for some bad news.The noise is your bearing. You have to replace the outer tub .Its not going to be repaired any other way.The idiots who designed this washer made this a non servicable bearing.The labor is high not to mention the outer tub is also.REPLACE THE OUTER TUB.
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make sure heavy items are evenly distributed in the barrel. if to loud , stop the machin by openning the lid and make sure the weight is evenly distributed. never just throw laundry in , place it so wieght is evenly placed around.
its probably because of the way the clothes are in it. you have to make sure the clothes arent leaning to one side and that they are evenly set up. otherwise when it goes into the spin cycle itll lean and hit the side of the washers inside and make it shake and do what you said it was doing.
If the washer is removing all of the water from the washer during the spin cycle it is likely working properly. Not an expert but I believe max extract causes the washer to spin for a slightly longer period of time in order to remove more water from the clothes. We use it regularly because our clothes come out to wet otherwise.
The max extract button will do an extra spin to get any & excess water out of the clothes. It is a good thing to keep on to help cut down on drying time. If you find standing water in the washer, it is possible the hose is NOT in the correct position.
im sorry,load spin cycle may be a bad spin bearing.remove lower back panel.look behind large black pully.if see rust ,water.metal fragments.thats it.cost a bunch to repair.ive done them 4 400 to 500$.God bless you ,tom
I have researched this issue, and it seems that for anyone not mechanically inclined, replacing the bearings involves replacing the entire tub assembly, which is rather costly. I also had to repair my neptune as part of the class action lawsuit, surrounding the bad wax motor/circuit board issue. And of course, there is the mold and mildew issue that is ongoing as well. Although I am somewhat mechanically inclined and could likely replace the bearing for ~$150 and several hours of cursing. I've decided that I've lived with the mold and mildew and have dealt with Maytag's crappy engineering and sub-par service for too long. I'm cutting my losses and buying an LG. NEVER AGAIN MAYTAG!